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  • Naftali Bennett Physically Attacked at 'Peace Conference'

    07/08/2014 4:20:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/14 | Uzi Baruch, Gil Ronen
    The Minister of Economics, Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett, was verbally and physically assaulted Tuesday in the course of the Peace Conference sponsored by ultra-leftist newspaper Haaretz. Bennett was one of the few speakers invited to the conference from outside of the political left. When he walked up on the stage, boos and catcalls of “fascist” and “murderer” were heard from the audience. Additionally, cries of "Mohammed Abu Khder's blood is on your hands" were heard, a reference to the 16-year-old Arab youth found murdered last Wednesday. ..... The Jewish Home leader used a phrase familiar to smartphone GPS users...
  • Sen. Tom Harkin offers names to fill 2 federal judgeships

    06/24/2014 6:59:31 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | Tuesday, June 24, 2014 1:00 am | Associated Press
    IOWA CITY (AP) — Two federal judges from Iowa have announced plans to retire next year, and outgoing U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin is calling for the White House to appoint their replacements “as quickly as possible,” the Democrat’s office said Monday.
  • Republican candidates court voters in Sun City West

    Sun City West was the hub of GOP politics Saturday when 28 candidates attended a forum sponsored by the Arrowhead Republican Women. The event at the Briarwood Country Club covered regional legislative races in Districts 21 and 22 on up to statewide races, including the contest for governor that attracted six candidates. (SNIP) Christine Jones said she decided to run because she was tired of politics as usual in Arizona. “When you love something, you want it to thrive, to prosper,” she said. “I’m running because I believe we can make Arizona the brightest star in the union.” District 26...
  • Into the Fray: Earth to Bennett; Earth to Bennett…

    05/24/2014 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/22/2014 | Martin Sherman
    Israel must allow Palestinians complete freedom of movement, which requires removing all roadblocks and checkpoints in the West Bank. In particular, Israel should dismantle the security barrier erected throughout the last decade to defend against Palestinian terror attacks... – Naftali Bennett, “A New Plan for Peace in Palestine,” The Wall Street Journal, May 20 The proposals from the Israeli right-wing, however inadequate… add a little bit to that hope [of bringing an end to Jewish Israel]… We should watch how this debate develops and engage and encourage it.... – Ali Abunimah, co-founder of the vehemently anti-Zionist “Electronic Intifada,” on Al...
  • Who is AZ Guv candidate Christine Jones?

    05/05/2014 4:14:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    Gubernatorial wannabe Christine Jones has arrogantly claimed (video link) a career as a prosecutor in Compton, California, where she tried drug cases. At a recent press conference, Jones acknowledged to Channel 3 News she was never a prosecutor, but was a ‘certified law student.’ Jones showed reporters an ID badge that identified her as a volunteer law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office from 1994-1997. Here Christine Jones is outed for what is fittingly called her “Air Farce.”
  • Bennett: ‘We’ll annex Area C and offer the Palestinians autonomy on steroids’

    04/29/2014 11:50:38 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 14 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/29/2014 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Israel will gradually annex Area C of the West Bank now that the negotiations with the Palestinians have failed, Economic Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday afternoon. “We will be gradually attempting to apply Israeli law on Israeli controlled areas of Judea and Samaria,” Bennett told reporters as he stood in the Gush Etzion settlement of Neveh Daniel and looked out at the surrounding green and brown hilltops. Bennett blamed the break down of the talks on the unity deal between Fatah and Hamas. “The cabinet has taken a unanimous decision not to negotiate with a government that includes Hamas,”...
  • Netanyahu’s aides threaten to fire Naftali Bennett

    01/29/2014 8:35:02 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/29/2014t | HAVIV RETTIG GUR
    In what appears to be the worst crisis yet for the governing coalition, sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday threatened to fire Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett over his criticism of Netanyahu a day earlier. “Bennett was given a message that he has to apologize clearly and unequivocally or there will be a price to pay,” a source in the Prime Minister’s Office told The Times of Israel. On Tuesday, Bennett delivered a speech lambasting the prime minister in the wake of a Times of Israel report according to which Netanyahu wants Jewish settlers to be...
  • Livni: Bennett Speaks for 'Settlers' - Not the Common Israeli

    01/20/2014 7:07:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni sharply criticized Economics Minister Naftali Bennett Monday, after the Jewish Home party leader remarked at a faction meeting that a Palestinian state would "crush" the Israeli economy. "The Economics Minister must decide if he represents the Israeli people, or just the residents of isolated settlements," Livni insisted. "In these trying times, when both left-wing and right-wing businessmen are deeply concerned about the future of the Israeli economy, the person in charge of that economy actually prefers to listen to extremist Rabbis," Livni claimed. "The role of a responsible, Zionist leader is not to side with policies...
  • Bennett: ‘Bad’ Iran deal increases need for military action (will Israel strike?)

    11/23/2013 9:03:36 PM PST · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 23, 2013, 9:07 pm
    Economics minister and Jewish Home leader says Israel cannot ‘sit idly by’ while world allows Iran to be 6 weeks from the bomb Economics and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) said Saturday that a “bad deal” with Iran on curbing its nuclear program would “increase the need for Israeli [military] action.” “If there will be a deal which would allow Iran to have the ability to ‘break out’ and build a bomb within six weeks, we cannot sit idly by in this situation and we will examine all the options,” Bennett told Channel 2 Saturday evening.
  • Your Government Failed You

    10/22/2013 4:44:03 PM PDT · by Trteamer · 4 replies
    Trteamer | 10-22-13 | Trteamer
    Yesterday, Congress passed a bill to reopen the government and allow the United States to avoid default and pay its bills. This is not an accomplishment, and it's certainly not something to celebrate. Your government failed you, and you deserve better.
  • ‘What occupation?’ Bennett asks, rejecting Palestinian state

    06/17/2013 12:00:26 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 33 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 6/17/2013 | GAVRIEL FISKE and ELIE LESHEM
    The idea of a Palestinian state has run its course and Israel must seek another solution to the conflict with the Palestinians, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) said Monday, joining a growing number of coalition members who have recently expressed firm opposition to the two-state solution. “The idea of forming a Palestinian state in Israel has reached a dead end,” Bennett said at a meeting of the Yesha Council, the umbrella organization of Jewish communities in the West Bank. Never in the history of the Jewish people has so much energy been invested in “something so pointless,” and “we...
  • Bennett: When we give up land, people are killed

    05/29/2013 5:59:23 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/27/13 | LAHAV HARKOV
    Bayit Yehudi leader slams Peres' speech calling for two-state solution, says withdrawal from land leads to deaths. Withdrawal from land leads to deaths, Economy and Trade Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday in a response to President Shimon Peres’s speech calling for a two-state solution. “I value our president, but the concept of withdrawals failed and brought thousands of victims,” Bennett said at a Bayit Yehudi faction meeting. “Every time we give up land, people are killed.” Bennett called for the government to declare that “this is our land, and it is not for sale.” The government’s job is to...
  • Islamists: Bennett 'Defiled' Cave of Patriarchs

    04/13/2013 1:49:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/4/13 | Gil Ronen
    The website of the Al Aqsa Foundation, an organization that operates legally in Israel, describes last week's visit by Economics Minister Naftali Bennett and the Bayit Yehudi faction to Hevron under the headline, "Bennett Defiles al-Ibrahimi," using the Muslim name for the Cave of Patriarchs. The report cites a group called "Youths against the Settlements" as saying that Bennett's visit, alongside "radical settlers, was "a step that expresses escalation, provocation and indifference to Muslim feelings." Arutz Sheva's Dalit Halevy reported that the Islamist organizations see visits by Jews to places that are also holy to Islam as defiling those places....
  • Bennett: Likud Refused to Speak with Us

    03/02/2013 3:37:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/13
    Naftali Bennett responded to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's accusation that the Jewish Home party was making coalition negotiations difficult by excluding the hareidi parties. "In the days immediately following the elections, Likud refused to speak with the Jewish Home," said Bennett. "They excluded us. We knew if we sat quietly we would be in the opposition. I spoke with Yair Lapid... that Yesh Atid would not enter the government without the Jewish Home and that the Jewish Home would not enter the government without Yesh Atid."
  • Report: White House 'Concerned' About Bennett The White House is closely following the Israeli

    01/15/2013 7:14:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 1/16/2013, | Elad Benari
    The White House is closely following the elections in Israel, Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the U.S. is particularly concerned over the growing strength of the Habayit Hayehudi (The Jewish Home) in the polls and over the fact that there is hardly talk about negotiations with the Palestinian Authority as part of the election campaign. The U.S. is concerned, according to Channel 10, that Bennett's strengthening will cause Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, in turn, to strengthen the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. The report comes on the heels of the harsh criticism by President...
  • Bennett: Greater Israel is Not Our Main Issue

    01/14/2013 4:45:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/1/13
    Chairman Naftali Bennett and members of Habayit Hayehudi (Jewish Home-New National Religious Party) want to be members of a government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, according to a Monday report by the Ha'aretz daily. The newspaper quoted Bennet as saying, "We'll be responsible partners." He made it clear, "We're not coming to explode the government two months after we join it. We're not coming to bring the government for any reason." Bennett said, "As long as there's o decision to give away land, we have no reason to leave the government. On the contrary, we are coming with a...
  • Bennett to Netanyahu: Yes or No, will You Order More Expulsions?

    12/22/2012 1:44:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    ..... "First, the facts: I never called for refusal of orders. Not in the interview with Nissim Mishal and not anywhere else, ever. "I have served in the IDF for 22 years, as a combat soldier and commander. I fought in all of Israel's campaigns during this time, including unknown ones. I repeat: I never called for refusal of orders.... "On Thursday I spoke from the depth of my heart and I do not apologize for what I said. However, I am now not a private individual but a public figure, and I will say things in the clearest possible...
  • The case for gun rights is stronger than you think

    12/20/2012 7:11:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 19 December, 2012 | lliam J. Bennett
    (CNN) -- On NBC's "Meet the Press" this past Sunday, I was asked how we can make our schools safer and prevent another massacre like Sandy Hook from happening again. I suggested that if one person in the school had been armed and trained to handle a firearm, it might have prevented or minimized the massacre. "And I'm not so sure -- and I'm sure I'll get mail for this -- I'm not so sure I wouldn't want one person in a school armed, ready for this kind of thing," I said. "The principal lunged at this guy. The school...
  • Democrats Freak Out About Ohio

    10/10/2012 7:10:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    RS ^ | October 9th, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    The Democrats are in a full on freak out over Ohio. Harry Reid is giving his Super PAC $250,000.00 to run ads attacking Josh Mandel. ... Senator Bennet of Colorado is sending out emails to his supporters with the subject line “Buckeye for a day.” ... This isn’t just to help Bennett. This is to help Barack Obama too. The Democrats are going all in there. Consider, in contrast, Missouri, where the GOP has totally bailed on Todd Akin and the Presidential race in Missouri likewise went from a sure thing for Romney to now a borderline toss up. The...
  • Hawaii's Non-Certification

    05/24/2012 8:20:21 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 178 replies
    5-23-12 | butterdezillion
    What the Hawaii AG forced Bennett to do to his request for verification: 1. Withdraw the whole form he submitted. Because the form had no special directions, HRS 338-14.3 would require the HDOH to verify the accurate, legally-probative facts, and HI can't do that for Obama because his birth record is late and amended - and thus not legally probative as per HRS 338-17. 2. Keep the request for verification that asked the HDOH to verify what is on Obama's birth record. The HDOH can do that without claiming that any of those CLAIMS on the BC are actuallly accurate...
  • Arizona Secretary of State Threatens to Remove Obama from Ballot

    05/18/2012 6:33:21 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 117 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | May 18, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett is threatening to keep President Obama’s name off the state’s ballot in November unless he receives confirmation from Hawaii that it has a valid birth certificate on file for him. Bennett, who spoke to Arizona radio host Mike Broomhead Thursday, said he requested the confirmation eight weeks ago and has not gotten it. Hawaii, he said, does not have to supply a certified copy of the birth certificate, merely send him an email confirming that it has one. Asked by Broomhead if he would remove Obama’s name from the ballot if Hawaii fails to...
  • Statement from the National Restaurant Association

    11/04/2011 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 93 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Nov 4, 2011
    Joel Bennett held a press conference moments ago on behalf of his client who alleged sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain, and it amounted to a big fat zero of any relevant information to this. The woman doesn’t want to reveal her identity or her side of the story. What’s interesting is that the NRA, according to their statement below, would have released her from the confidentiality portion of the agreement to allow her to vocalize her side of the story. But they still opted not to. So, end of story. Here is the NRA’s statement: “We have seen the...
  • Lawyer for Cain’s accuser: She wants to tell her side of the story (No more confidentiality?)

    11/02/2011 7:23:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2011 | Allahpundit
    She wants to, but … she can’t because of the confidentiality provisions in the settlement agreement. That puts Cain in a tough spot. Even though it’s up to the NRA, not him, to waive those provisions, the media will want to know if he thinks they should. If he says no, it looks like he has something to hide and that he’s afraid of what she might say. If he says yes, the NRA might very well issue the waiver and then this story is suddenly rolling along again. Obviously, if she wants to speak publicly, she thinks she has...

    09/24/2011 5:06:26 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 09./24/2011 | MADELEINE MORGENSTERN
    Bill Maher and controversial filmmaker Michael Moore defended singer Tony Bennett’s earlier comments this week that America “caused” the Sept. 11 attacks.
  • Tony Bennett Apologizes Again For 9/11 Remarks

    09/21/2011 12:12:51 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 46 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 09/21/11
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Tony Bennett has again addressed his controversial remarks made to Howard Stern regarding 9/11 attacks on America. Bennett, 85, appeared on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM show on Monday night to promote his upcoming release “Duets II.” The conversation took a bizarre turn after Stern asked Bennett, a veteran of World War II, how the United States should deal with the terrorists who were responsible for destroying the World Trade Center. “They flew the plane in but we caused it,” Bennett said. “Because we were bombing them and they told us to stop.” He also asked Stern,...
  • Tony Bennett on 9/11 Attacks: ‘They Flew the Plane in, But We Caused It’

    09/20/2011 4:14:05 AM PDT · by iowamark · 72 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Brian Canova
    American icon Tony Bennett took to the airwaves at Sirius Radio to promote his new album, “Duets II,” but it’s what he said about war, peace, terrorism, and who was to blame for the Sept. 11 terror attacks that could get people talking. Sitting down with Howard Stern on Monday, the 85-year-old singer dodged questions about his sex life and prior drug use. He did so with a laugh, but matters about the U.S. military and 9/11 were fair game, and on these topics the Grammy winner held little back... “I’m anti-war,” he said. “It’s the lowest form of human...
  • OUR VIEW: Hatch looks unserious

    03/03/2011 5:44:02 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 21 replies
    The Standard Examiner ^ | 03/02/2011 | Editorial Board
    No one should ever accuse Utah's senior U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, in office 34 years, of not being a hard worker. But lately, Hatch seems to be expending much of his soon-to-be 77-year-old body and intellect toward a desperate effort to convince a small portion of Utah Republicans that he is Tea Party-approved. As a result, the distinguished-looking senator is beginning to look very unserious. He's reversed a longstanding tradition of being a conservative statesman with the political skills to work with Democrats to reach compromise. Common-sense positions Hatch once espoused on issues such as immigration and health care reform...
  • Bennett: GOP needs 'national view' candidate (ousted RINO attacks Tea Partiers, conservatives)

    02/26/2011 3:03:06 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-02-26 | Jedd Rosche
    Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett urged Republicans to nominate a presidential candidate with a "national view," and not focus on the ideological purity found in the early caucuses and primaries. "If you're going to nominate a national candidate, don't make the mistake of assuming that those who attend the early caucuses and early primaries speak for the nation as a whole," he said, speaking to Greta Van Susteren on Fox News on Friday. Bennett referred to 2010 midterm Senate races as a "cautionary tale" to Republicans whose candidates fail to attract moderate voters, in particular Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in...
  • The Manchurian Candidate (Jon Huntsman hints about 2012 run)

    01/01/2011 8:47:52 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 83 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 1, 2011 | McKay Coppins
    ...The moderate Republican had once been considered a rising star in the GOP and a likely 2012 contender, with David Plouffe, Barack Obama’s campaign mastermind, even identifying Huntsman as the only Republican who made him “a wee bit queasy” about the next race. But speculation ended abruptly in 2009 when Obama tapped Huntsman for the ambassadorship. National pundits called the appointment a shrewd move by the White House to sideline a potential rival, and then promptly forgot about him—which is probably why last fall’s Beehive State buzz was drowned out on the national stage by the noise of the midterms....
  • Bennett called ‘fighter’ for Utah (RINO Hatch praises ousted RINO Bennett)

    12/01/2010 4:19:05 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2010-12-01 | Matt Canham
    Speaking in reverential tones, Sen. Orrin Hatch went to the Senate floor Tuesday to mark the end of the 18-year career of his colleague from Utah, Sen. Bob Bennett. With Bennett sitting just a few feet behind him, Hatch gave a 10-minute address that included Bennett’s complete personal history, from his high school graduation to his first election to the Senate in 1992. Bennett, who lost his re-election campaign earlier this year, will leave office in early January. Hatch called Bennett “a fighter for the people of Utah” who helped secure money to modernize roads and bring commuter trains. “Every...
  • Colo. Democrat Bennet wins Senate race

    11/03/2010 1:31:20 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 73 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 11/3/10 | KRISTEN WYATT
    Sen. Michael Bennet has narrowly defeated tea party Republican Ken Buck to win a hard-fought Senate seat in Colorado. The victory for Bennet allows Democrats to hold onto a seat once viewed a prime opportunity for the GOP to make gains. Bennet provided a crucial firewall against further Republican gains in the Senate during midterm elections. The race attracted more out-of-state campaign money than any other Senate contest this year. In a victory speech, Bennet called it a "race for the record books."
  • Bennett 48%, Buck 47% (Buck proving to be the only Repub. in CO who could possibly lose this race)

    11/03/2010 6:11:03 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 113 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11-3-10 | CNN
    88% reporting, Buck down 7000 votes. Looks like Hinsdale and Chafee counties aren't counted? Could use CO Freeper update..... Tancredo losing by double-digits now. Looks like CO is officially blue for good. Ken Buck was said to be the only GOP candidate who could lose this race, which would have been a GOP blowout with Norton on the ticket. Looks like that prediction was prophetic. Maybe he'll blame those stupid Tea Partiers and Sarah Palin and those retarded Birthers........again........ Unreal how back some of these candidates have proven to be, like Ken Buck.
  • Ken Buck(R)-51 Michael Bennett(D)-43 (Ras-9/29; Colo. Senate)

    09/29/2010 6:29:50 AM PDT · by Ravi · 48 replies
    Ras ^ | 9/29/10 | ras
    For the first time, Republican challenger Ken Buck now captures more than 50% of the vote in his U.S. Senate bid against Democratic incumbent Michael Bennet in Colorado. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Colorado shows Buck with 51% support, while Bennet earns 43% of the vote with leaners included. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) remain undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These findings move the race from a Toss-Up to Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. Two weeks ago, Buck...
  • Congress for sale

    07/18/2010 3:13:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 18, 2010 | Editorial
    As the Senate last week moved to pass President Obama’s financial-regulation overhaul, word came that the Countrywide VIP loan scandal on Capitol Hill had just gotten a whole lot bigger. And that congressional ethics probers are looking into the dealings of eight House members — including New York Reps. Joseph Crowley and Christopher Lee — who raised significant sums of Wall Street money in the 10 days prior to voting on their version of the reform bill. Any wonder why voters are cynical? Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who has doggedly pursued the Countrywide scandal despite Democratic stonewalling, disclosed that Senate...
  • Bennett denies knowledge of home loan deals to staffers (defeated RINO's staff was highly corrupt)

    07/16/2010 12:00:59 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2010-07-17 | Thomas Burr
    Washington • Sen. Bob Bennett said Thursday he was unaware that anyone on his staff got special home loans through CountryWide Finance Corp. as alleged in a congressional letter delivered to the Senate Ethics Committee. But the Utah Republican said he would cooperate fully with any ethics investigation that takes place. “I do not have a loan with CountryWide and I do not inquire as to where my staffers go to get their mortgages,” Bennett said in an interview with The Tribune. “I have full faith in the integrity of the staff and the matter is going to be in...
  • GOP Sen. Bennett predicts Reid win

    07/09/2010 3:57:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 9, 2010 | Brock Vergakis
    Warning that tea party "mischief" may be aiding Democrats this election season, defeated Utah Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett says that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likely will keep his seat and that the GOP may not win hotly contested Senate seats in Colorado or Kentucky either. Bennett, a three-term incumbent who lost his re-election chances when he failed to win his party nomination this year, made the comments in an interview with The Associated Press. The Utah senator said he fears tea party extremism could end up costing the GOP seats that they otherwise would have been able to...
  • AP Interview: GOP Sen. Bennett predicts Reid win

    07/09/2010 5:10:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 9, 2010 | BROCK VERGAKIS
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Warning that tea party "mischief" may be aiding Democrats this election season, defeated Utah Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett says that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likely will keep his seat and that the GOP may not win hotly contested Senate races in Colorado or Kentucky either. In an interview in his home state with The Associated Press, Bennett also suggested that Republicans may not have a clear plan to govern even if they do take control of the Senate this year.
  • TRENDING: Bennett: Republicans need to present more ideas

    06/30/2010 6:31:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | June 30th, 2010 | Alexander Mooney
    Republican Sen. Bob Bennett – the first incumbent senator this cycle to fall victim to a primary challenge – says his party isn't doing a good job of advancing substantive ideas. "As I look out at the political landscape now, I find plenty of slogans on the Republican side, but not very many ideas," Bennett told The Ripon Society, a Republican think tank in Washington. "The concern I have is that ideology and a demand for absolute party purity endangers our ability to govern once we get into office," Bennett also said in his speech Wednesday. Facing significant anger aimed...
  • Top of the ballot: Ron Paul picks his winner in Utah (so does the TEA Party Express)

    06/16/2010 5:39:01 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 352+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2010 | Sean J. Miller
    Utah Senate candidate Mike Lee (R) unveils his own big endorsements, Illinois adds a big spender to the Senate race and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) won't be going to Colorado after all. I'll see your senator and raise you a congressman Lee was thought to be losing momentum in his bid for the Utah GOP Senate nomination after his rival, Tim Bridgewater, rolled out endorsements from Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) and fourth-place convention finisher Cherilyn Eagar (R). But Lee was able to fire back this week with endorsements from Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and the Tea Party Express, which helped...
  • Tea Party Express takes sides in Utah battle (Primary 6-22-Mike Lee U.S. Senate)

    06/17/2010 9:34:35 AM PDT · by Syncro · 5 replies · 269+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | June 15th, 2010 | Paul Steinhauser
    Tea Party Express takes sides in Utah battlePosted: June 15th, 2010 08:23 AM ET From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser Utah Senate hopeful Mike Lee was endorsed by the Tea Party Express on Tuesday. (CNN) – With one week to go until Utah's primary, one of the two Republican Senate candidates in the race is getting a major endorsement.The national Tea Party organization Tea Party Express Tuesday backed Mike Lee in the battle to succeed fellow Republican Bob Bennett.The move comes four days after Bennett endorsed Tim Bridgewater, the other candidate in the contest.Bridgewater and Lee finished first and...
  • D.C. job alleged as attempt to deter Romanoff (Known for 9 months, but ignored by media!)

    06/03/2010 8:01:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies · 232+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 9-27-2009 | Michael Riley
    WASHINGTON — Not long after news leaked last month that Andrew Romanoff was determined to make a Democratic primary run against Sen. Michael Bennet, Romanoff received an unexpected communication from one of the most powerful men in Washington. Jim Messina, President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff and a storied fixer in the White House political shop, suggested a place for Romanoff might be found in the administration and offered specific suggestions, according to several sources who described the communication to The Denver Post. Romanoff turned down the overture, which included mention of a job at USAID, the foreign aid...
  • Shelby’s Lesson For Tea Parties

    06/02/2010 1:05:53 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 4 replies · 456+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 6/2/2010 | David Hogberg
    On paper, GOP Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama should have been a great target for a Tea Party challenge. He’s a notorious porker, has a lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union of 75 (lower than Utah Sen. Bob Bennett’s 83), and switched parties from the Democrats to Republicans, although it was back in 1994. Shelby did attract a Tea Party challenger in the GOP primary, Clint Moser. Yet Moser played Bambi to Shelby’s Godzilla,
  • Request for Investigation of HDOH Permanent Records Destruction

    05/25/2010 9:09:19 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 46 replies · 1,193+ views
    butterdezillion | 5-25-10 | butterdezillion
    I sent a letter to the OIP and Ombudsman this morning, requesting an investigation into whether the HDOH illegally destroyed permanent government records. I cc'ed Gov Lingle, Lt Gov Aiona, and AG Bennett. Because the letter contains a link I will post the entire letter in the first response to this post. A brief summary for those who are new to this issue: The retention schedule says that the original (hand-written) birth index was submitted for review in 1980 and it was determined that this record should be retained permanently. The schedule also says that the certificates themselves and the...
  • Senator Bob Bennett: What the Tea Party can learn from Jimmy Carter

    05/22/2010 9:22:52 AM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies · 874+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 23, 2010 | Senator Bob Bennett
    Jimmy Carter won the White House in 1976 by riding the wave of anger and disillusionment that followed Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon. Carter tapped into that anger with the slogan "I will never lie to you." An angry electorate, disgusted with Nixon, decided that was reason enough to give Carter the presidency. He won, in large part, because he made it clear that he wasn't Richard Nixon. Pundits called Carter a political genius. Four years later, however, he was a political pariah. Voters embraced Ronald Reagan because he wasn't Jimmy Carter, proving that good slogans do not necessarily...
  • Poll stunner: Bennett on brink of defeat

    04/27/2010 8:17:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies · 1,025+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 27, 2010 | Robert Gehrke
    Unless Sen. Bob Bennett's political fortunes change dramatically in the next two weeks, he could become Utah's first incumbent U.S. senator to lose his party's nomination in seven decades. A new Salt Lake Tribune poll of Republican delegates shows Bennett running in third, behind GOP challengers Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater. Lee logged 37 percent support in the survey, while Bridgewater came in at 20 percent, and Bennett lagged at 16 percent. The survey of 400 Republican delegates, with a 4.4 percent margin of error, was conducted April 22-25 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C. It comes...
  • No Write In: Bob Bennett (R-UT)

    05/20/2010 9:55:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies · 372+ views
    Politico ^ | May 20, 2010 | David Catanese
    Utah Sen. Robert Bennett announced Thursday he will not pursue a write-in campaign for reelection, ruling out the final option that might have allowed him to retain his seat after being denied his party's nomination at the state GOP convention earlier this month.
  • Bennett Will Discuss His Political Future on Thursday

    05/19/2010 1:48:52 PM PDT · by byteback · 32 replies · 748+ views
    CQPolitics ^ | May 19, 2010 | John McArdle
    Sen. Bob Bennett, who failed to win nomination at the May 8 Republican convention, has called a press conference on Thursday at noon to "announce his plans for his political future," according to a release from his office.
  • MICHAEL BARONE - In Utah, A Tough Year for the Overdog

    05/16/2010 2:28:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 736+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MAY 15, 2010 | MICHAEL BARONE
    Bob Bennett's defeat in last Saturday's Republican primary might be the beginning of a national trend. In the early 1990s, when incumbent members of Congress long thought to hold safe seats suddenly found themselves in political trouble over tax increases and the House bank, a Washington lobbyist friend lamented to me, "This is a tough year for the overdog." The same can be said, and perhaps with more emphasis, about election year 2010. Case in point: Bob Bennett of Utah. Mr. Bennett, who has served three terms in the Senate, was just denied a place on the primary ballot by...
  • What The Incumbents Have There Is A Fatal Failure To Communicate

    05/13/2010 4:51:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 544+ views ^ | May 13, 2010 | EDWARD H. CRANE
    One of the classic examples of the failure of politicians to communicate with the citizenry is found in a video of Romanian tyrant Nicolae Ceausescu, giving what turned out to be his last speech to the teeming masses gathered in a square in Bucharest. Oblivious to the mood of the people, Ceausescu is at his bombastic, self-important best until he realizes that the chants from the crowd below are not praise, but something rather to the contrary. The look on his face: priceless. You could say that Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, and Rep. Alan Mollohan, D-W.V., have just experienced their...
  • A Conservative Ascendency: Utah Sends Anti-RINO Message

    05/12/2010 11:18:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 501+ views
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Heron Lake - and I must admit, I did not know there were lakes in New Mexico, but here's a guy that lives on one, Dave, great to have you on the program. Hi. CALLER: Good day. Yeah, I wanted to bring up the subject of Utah. They threw out Bennett in the primary. RUSH: Yeah. CALLER: Is this an ongoing thing that, say, Schumer, Waxman, or McCain better start thinking about. It's not a Democrat thing or Republican thing, the people are -- pardon the pun -- pissed. They're throwing all of these people that think...